Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle & can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Dark roasted malt; hops; rice; maize; Asahi’s pure cultured yeast.
Japan’s favourite dark beer. Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cuso (6247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Caramel malt, chocolate, nuts. Sweet caramel malty taste with coffee, nuts, rice. Maybe this is Japan’s favourite dark beer, but definitely not mine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (1940) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma malts some roasted malts spicy citrus and hops flavor malts spicy some roasted malts fruits and some hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (788) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 33,4 cl. Pours black brown with browinsh frothy head and a roasted scent. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, rice, nuts, chocolate. Actually pretty nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
334ml bottle from Alko Arkadia, cola brown colour, small frothy mostly lasting off-white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of roast dark bread, cookie, molasses and light coffee with light spicy hops. Taste is initally balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a lightly bitter slightly burnt finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Fairly simple and easy to drink dark lager that still is distiguishable as one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samparkique4 (50) - - DEC 19, 2014
caramel, hay, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, grass, banana, lite-butterscotch, licorice, raisin, lite-vanilla, black, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, slick feel, lively, 3.51/5 ~ 4.14/5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (1186) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a minimal light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and some soy sauce sence. Light bitter with a minimal malt end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1285) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
11.3 oz bottle Black with ruby hints. Light brown head. Nose is coco, rice, metal, vinegar, wet vegetables, and some roast. Unimpressive as more rise than roast. Thin and little body. Not very drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 13/07/2015. Thanks to Terry!
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Roasted malt, vinegar, rice and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is sweetness, roasted malt, rice and bread. Thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1446) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
bottle from waitrose. pours jet black with thin tanned head. aroma is of weak toasted malts and walnuts. thin mouth feel, watery. slightly nutty and malty. average in every respect. just not interesting at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
334 ml bottle @ Nomu, Tampere. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, bread and some leather. Flavour of toasted malts, grains, leather and some burnt bready notes. Light bodied. Soft mouthfeel. Goes well with the Japanese food here.

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